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A free transition guide offering advice to young people with Down Syndrome is available to download from Mencap’s website.

Leaving school and moving into adult life can be an exciting and challenging time for young people and their parents, with lots of changes and choices to be made about the future.

For young people with Down Syndrome or any other learning disability transition into adulthood is often much more complicated and hardly ever a smooth process. To help them and their families survive this difficult and critical time, Mencap have put together a comprehensive guide which offers advice and information for parents and carers about the transition process  and how to make sure you are able to make successful and positive plans for the future.  Throughout the guide there are links to other useful organisations and websites, as well as advice and tips from parents who have already been through the transition process. There is also information on action you can take – look for the “what next?” sign for things you can do.

You can download the transition guide free from Mencap’s website on

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